Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care in Corvallis, Oregon is seeking a Medical Social Worker, Full-Time, to join their team. As a Medical Social Worker you’ll get the opportunity to work with programs and services designed to honor choice and dignity, while providing comprehensive patient and family care. This role collaborates with the patient, family, hospice team, and other care providers to identify and address psychosocial and practical needs related to the terminal illness.
Your responsibilities will be to:
- Assists with admission procedures, including obtaining a psychosocial assessment
- Assess, evaluate and regularly reevaluate needs of the patient and family, organizing resources to meet those needs.
- Provide counseling to the patient and caregivers related to end-of-life issues and education on grief issues and coping skills
- Educate patient and caregivers on grief issues and coping skill.
- Assist and support patient and family in utilizing relevant community resources, making choices that best meet their needs, and coordinates social services with other community agencies
- Develop and implement a plan of care for patient/family/ and/or care givers in consultation with other interdisciplinary group members (IDG) while bringing psychosocial, spiritual, physical and financial conditions affecting the patient and family to team conferences.
- Document all patient/family contacts and interventions and maintains accurate and up-to-date patient records and care plan.
- Participate in QAPI activities
- Assist with the Bereavement program; referrals to Lumina and/or community resources, and communicating in the community about the Lumina Mission, Vision and Values as needed
- Provide care in a variety of settings, including homes with unpredictable environments such as uneven surfaces and potential hazards such as animals, smoke, and exposure to communicable diseases etc.
- Maintains the standards of Social Work excellence in accordance with principles set forth by the profession, NASW Code of Ethics, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
- Requires a Masters of Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work and possess a current Oregon Social Work license.
- Prefer two years supervised social work experience that includes individual, family and/or group counseling, with preference for experience in hospice, palliative care, or health related field
- Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record and have access to a reliable automobile to travel to and from patient homes
- Demonstrated skill in communication; patient documentation requirements, and service coordination with the ability to work successfully with patients and family members in aspects of terminal care
- Intermediate skills in email, word processing, internet, keyboarding, and ability to learn to use medical software to complete accurate and timely charting
- Must be reliable and have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team in delivering assistance within scope of practice
- Bi-lingual, Spanish speaking ability is helpful
Schedule: Monday through Friday work week, with flexibility to work with manager for routine 40 hours a week schedule, although occasional variations in regular schedule will be required to meet family and patient needs.
*Preferred applicant will be asked to pass a background check and drug screen following a job offer. **New employees are required to complete Tuberculosis screening and provide proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or signed declination.
Lumina has the reputation and community trust that comes from a local history of providing outstanding end-of-life care, education and bereavement services to thousands of family’s year over year. We recognize the unique and emotional needs of each patient and family member. Our caring service delivery as a non-profit provider is a reputation we plan to keep.
Lumina offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and 403B retirement plan.
Lumina is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.